Thanks, Geoff. I have updated my settings page with this useful information!
Why do you lose your DVR? The DTV AM21 OTA tuner (available from SolidSignal for $59.99) hooks into the DVR and allows you to record OTA broadcasts. Being able to skip over the commercials alone should be worth $59.99, no?
You are correct, "Smooth" produced the most noticeable improvement. But be aware that many of the professional reviewers felt that this mode overly-processed the image to the point where it can look unnatural. Many describe this mode as having a "soap opera effect". Some extended viewing using both Standard and Smooth will go a long way towards a decision about which is best (if either).
Great. I'm looking forward to your impressions of the AM21, and the OTA PQ quality on your Set.
anyone noticed any clouding effects on their set, mine have a minor effects scattered in the upper right edge and one towards the middle, its not always visible but sometime they pop up in a darker scenes.
its not major but annoying enough maybe because i am focusing on them now.
any special calibration to minimize this effect, is it normal or shall i call Sony to replace my set?
appreciate your feedback on this.